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Consequences of cheating on written exam include loss of license for one year

Q: What happens to people who attempt to cheat on their written tests at the DMV?

A: The use of testing aids is strictly prohibited. This includes – but is not limited to – the California Driver Handbook, cheat sheets and electronic communication devices such as a cellphone or hand-held computer. If any testing aid is used during the written test, the exam will be marked as a failure.

The DMV may also take an action against your driving privilege or the driving privilege of anyone who assists you in the examination process. When a driver is suspected of cheating, the test is confiscated by field-office personnel and referred to the Driver Safety Branch for investigation.

As punishment for cheating, the DMV may refuse to issue a driver license or ID card, revoke the person’s driving privilege for one year and/or cancel an application for a higher-class license.

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